Shooting, Stratford Raid Draw FBI 

  Shooting, Stratford Raid Draw FBI 

Posted by CN Staff on November 22, 2003 at 09:30:38 PT
By Phillip Caston Of The Post and Courier Staff  
Source: Post and Courier 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has begun a preliminary investigation of both the recent Stratford High School drug raid in Goose Creek and the shooting death of a man by North Charleston police earlier this month, officials confirmed Friday.The findings will be forwarded to the U.S. Justice Department, which will look at whether civil rights were violated in either case.
Goose Creek police spokeswoman Casey Fletcher acknowledged that the FBI was conducting a preliminary investigation of the Nov. 5 drug raid, but said the department could not comment on it at this time. The Goose Creek Police Department will issue a statement sometime next week, she said. North Charleston City Attorney Brady Hair said Friday night that the FBI's decision to perform a preliminary investigation into the Nov. 7 shooting of Asberry Wylder came as a result of Mayor Keith Summey's request that the Justice Department review the case."We asked them last week to take a look at it, and they've agreed to forward it on to the civil rights division in Washington," Hair said.Summey could not be reached for comment Friday night.Goose Creek police officers stormed Stratford High School with guns drawn in an attempted drug raid early on Nov. 5. The scene was caught on the school's video cameras, sparking a national outcry against the department's use of force. In addition, some people expressed concern that black students were targeted.In an unrelated incident two days later, North Charleston police officers shot and killed 41-year-old Asberry Wylder on Rivers Avenue during Friday afternoon rush hour after Wylder shoplifted some meat from a grocery store and reportedly attempted to rob another business. While several witnesses claimed Wylder, a black man, was shot a second time after being handcuffed and beaten, North Charleston police denied that and said he was shot twice after he stabbed an officer with a knife. The officer wore a protective vest and was not injured. Snipped: Complete Article: Post and Courier, The (Charleston, SC)Author: Phillip Caston Of The Post and Courier Staff Published: Saturday, November 22, 2003 Copyright: 2003 Evening Post Publishing Co.Website: letters postandcourier.comRelated Articles & Web Site:ACLU Strike Hits High Schools Supports Goose Creek Principal One For The Good Guys

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Comment #21 posted by Flatbush on November 23, 2003 at 19:19:26 PT
Thanks Mayan!
For the Link to General Franks. I am conspiring to move to Canada. My goodness Martial Law to Replace the Constitution does not make the "News". *Clyde*
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Comment #20 posted by Nuevo Mexican on November 22, 2003 at 20:26:36 PT
S.N.A.F.U! Miami Police attack Kucinich supporters
Goose Step is a perfect example of the bushes (this is Jebs Florida) Nazi-like approach to problem solving and negotiating. 
Which brings up this news item:NOte:Kucinich must be a threat to the drug war, and the police state, not that there aren't many others in his position, but they aren't Democratic Congressmen running for President, this man is serious and deserves more of our support as everyday passes. The stakes are getting higher as bushes polls drop, and the war in Iraq and 'on drugs' are exposed as an ongoing bloodbath for control of oil and drugs.CLG Exclusive: Miami Police Attack Kucinich Supporters
For Immediate Release: November 21, 2003 --
by Stephanie Donald, Florida Media Coordinator'Witnesses said that about 1,000 people, most of whom were Kucinich supporters from North Carolina, were attacked without provocation by the riot squad." and the Repubs are SOOOO afraid of Kucinich, the Kennedy of Kandidates for President, that they will inadvertently propel him to the top of the Dems Pick as he is bushes greatest opposition (Carol, being a woman and black, is a close second). The way they sent Michael Moores book to the top of the best seller list, expect the same for Dennis!Do you watch Free Speech Tv on your Dish FOM? Its at Channel 9415 if you have Dish network. A petition is going around to get Direct-tv to carry it as well. Amy Goodman from Democracy Now is broadcast for an hour, 3 times a day and discusses cannabis issues such as the Ed Rosenthal story and Tommy Chong as well. They are to C-News what Fox News is for bush, aligned with our cause and ready to end prohibition.LInks to petition:'s a gift to the Cannabis movement, libertarians, and wants to create a Department of Peace, so what are we waiting for? LEt's go raise some money for Dennis! It will accomplish our goals of ending prohibition much quicker, possibly within ONE YEARS TIME! we have to move on with our lives, practicing Cannabis alternatives, not fighting for our rights 24/7/365! Bush out, Kush in! 
Oh, Happy New Moon In Sag Everybody! Make your wish list!The party starts Sunday evening, and lasts for the next month, try not to over-indulge in lifes rich bounty!
Peace!http://www.presidentkucinich.comOpinion: The Media & Kucinich
By Charley Cropley, ND But I don't think he's electable." I kept asking my friends, "Why? Please explain to me why you think that." I have not heard a single answer that is even slightly satisfying, even from my more intelligent and politically informed friends.
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Comment #19 posted by FoM on November 22, 2003 at 19:21:28 PT
Thanks Virgil
I liked the link. It made me think about albums from years ago.
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Comment #18 posted by Virgil on November 22, 2003 at 18:57:23 PT
The way I see it is like putting up a fence to enclose us all as expendable batteries in what could erupt into one huge war as the military industrial complex has lived up to the Eisenhour billing. The drug war already put up the post and the Patriot Act put up the upper two strands of barbed wire. It is only because the sheep can still walk under it all in most places that the alarm has not sounded.The Michael Jackson story appeared at a convenient time and from everything I read at DU the media pushed the mindless topic with full intensity and new commercials. But one thing very scary about the rush to get the Energy Extortion Bill and The Pill Bill through before Thanksgiving is way to strange. There is no hurry on the Pill bill as it would not start implementation until 2006 and there is all next year. Here again we see a huge document come out of committee only on Thursday with the very real possibility that there is language nailing up more barbed wire as a piece of what was Patriot Act 2. I mean for very real, there should be time to actually read the goddamn thing. How effed up are things. Screw what is in it. The procedure needs to be halted. The cloture vote will be on Monday and we will see the true fiber of this country. The seniors are going to be fighting for the whole future of the country in the next two days. If it passes, it will unleash a fury that politicians have never seen. The Senator from Iowa after Boxer talked like a mad man and of course was in favor of serving his corporate masters. He says what are we supposed to deliver- zilch? No, fuckhead. Bring the goddamned pill companies under control instead of sucking the life savings out of individuals and hitting their children up for more using the public treasury.One show talked about drug importation. Bullshit. Not like I have read it but I am sure it will allow drug importation on the event that the FDA certifies it as safe as their goddamned main goal is to protect us. They already played that game and it they already denied it because the FDA has their script that only says no, no, and hell no.This could really help the cannabis movement as the seniors will take to the Internet and the phones and flood the mail now that all the smokescreens are down. It is really open warfare to trample the middle class. The corporations will be pushing early retirement to keep what jobs there are available for the young so that the realities of job losses don't enrage the situation worse. The Nazis are forced into a corner and this talk of a draft and especially on health care workers and IT professionals up to 40 years old is not much of a secret with the Internet. It is another example of media failure to inform.The movie at tells about the election of 2000 and the power plays involved. It was a major abuse of power long in the making and ignored by the fuck-up AG AssKKKroft. Everyone needs to watch it. But why has it or some real documentary made it to network television. Don't they do news at the networks? They must not because that is one huge story. The same thing with the 9/11 story and the government's report that was almost blackened out, much less giving the independent commission voice and coverage. For FoM- Did you see the top 500 albums from Rolling Stone-
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Comment #17 posted by mayan on November 22, 2003 at 18:17:00 PT
Yes, the fascists are grabbing all of our rights that they can before the next "terror attack". I believe that this little high school drug raid may have just been practice for something more ominous. Things are going terribly wrong for the current administration. If Bu$h's poll numbers decline further it will be impossible to rig the next election(even with Diebold). If Bush isn't at least close in the polls before this next election yet he still somehow wins there will be a citizen's revolt as we are presently witnessing over in Georgia with Shevardnadze. Gold is almost at 400 bucks an ounce as the dollar continues to slide against the Euro. Terror warnings day and night, yet they fail to raise the terror threat level. Something is going on and we may very well see Martial Law and the FEMA camps real soon. I pray that I'm wrong but the fascists nearly have all of the pieces in place for their little military/police state. Be prepared!Tommy Franks: Martial Law Will Replace Constitution After Next Terror Attack They did it once, they can do it again...NYC to Challenge 9/11 Commission Subpoena: Actions Trump 9/11 Skyscraper Safety Hearing: 9/11 Cover-up: CitizensWatch: Prior Knowledge/Government Involvement Archive:
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Comment #16 posted by Virgil on November 22, 2003 at 16:39:27 PT
She has real attitude.There is a gag rule on Medicare negotiations on pill prices. Repeats, Medicare cannot bargain. HMO's can bargain. A gag rule on Medicare. Newt Gingrig let it wither on the vine. Senior to spend $1.6 trillion over next 10 years on pills. Supports research by NIH and that supports pharma companies. But by God, I don't believe in giving them welfare. Our national debt is up to %500 billion. Why not make it $600. Let's make it $700 billion. They want to add $14 billion and make Medicare to wither on the vine like Newt wanted.Why is there a prohibition on negotiation. Private sector has right to pursue lower prices and they want to push people into private plans. We are going to give payments higher than their stated prices. HMO's say we can deliver care for x number of dollars. Premium support is one name for payment above stated costs. Goes by different names. Attitude not diminishing. Mom and pop businesses don't have this going. Maybe they should get in on it. It left Senate and came back a bill for HMO's and prescription drug companies. Talks about stocks of pill companies going up;Third point is that the bill hurts seniors. These are facts from people that worked on conference bill. 6 million low income and disabled beneficiaries receive benefits from Medicare. Co-payments of $1 is optional in California. Nice name for eliminating states right to give up assistance on Medicaid for pills. 88% increase expected on hospitalization because of increase in their payments.High number of people with AIDS in California. Phones ringing off hook from people in California. Not just AIDS patients harmed. Anyone with life threatening situation harmed. Humdreds of thousands affected. Asset test. Previous bill did not require people to sell car valued at $4500. Asset test is $6000 per person and $10,000 per couple. Asset includes everything including heirlooms and wedding rings. Come to forcing Seniors into private coverage in 2010 under demonstration projects. Cost will force people into these plans and advocates say you are not forced into plan. Healthy people will chose HMO and sickest would be left on Medicare and cost will spiral out of control. Sets up health accounts for middle income and wealthy people that will lead them out of Medicare. Has chart called "Fear amd Confusion" First goes up, upside down. Kind of appropriate if you ask me. Terms in bill- risk carders, doughnut hole, MAregis, Premium support, asset test, average rated premiums, MSP, coordination requirements, transitional assistance, Metropolitan Statistical Area, benefit shutdown, risk adjustment, national bonus payments, Medicare Advantage Competition, annual out-of-pocket threshold. IRS will send tax return info to check income, monthly benchmark, plan retention fundingSeniors are smart. People calling are Republican and Democrats are 10 to 1 against the bill. Think of all the forms needed to be filled out and are the pills on formulary anyway.250,000 people will lose more generous coverage under retirement as employers drop coverage in California alone296,000 will be worse off than previous Senate bill because of asset test and income test California alone1.4 million in Metropolitan Statistical Area required to enter private demonstration plans.A couple of million of 4 million people in California will be worse off. She expects bill to pass. bill was just printed two days ago. Thing is about 4 inches thick. There is another year. What is the rush. Says call Senator and say we need time to talk about this. What is the problem with waiting. She would like to read the bill. Why can't it wait until after Christmas? Says we should be their for the public interest, for the people they represent.She says she used to be a stock-broker and she does not care about a companies stock going up. It is a give away to HMO's and pill companies. She says she will back with new Fear and confusion chart to show how far-reaching this bill really is.If you need more time call your Senator. Call Senator. Email Senator and tell them to wait until next year. It is re-writing the Medicare Program.
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Comment #15 posted by FoM on November 22, 2003 at 16:32:25 PT

Jesse Ventura
We are watching a program where Jesse Ventura interviewed a lady who had her camera taken from her on that day 40 years ago. She was referred to as the babushka lady. She was afraid and one of the reasons why was she had marijuana on her and was afraid she'd get in trouble.
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Comment #14 posted by FoM on November 22, 2003 at 16:25:30 PT

Portion of New York Times Article
Several hundred other Americans have crossed the border in recent years as the Bush administration has cracked down on medical marijuana growers and "compassion clubs" that distribute pot to the sick as a painkiller. "For me Canada is a way of life and a chance for freedom away from the nightmare that awaits me in the United States," said Renee Boje, who fled to Canada in 1998 from charges of cultivating marijuana — a crop she said a colleague had planted for medicinal purposes. She and a few other marijuana fugitives are seeking refugee status in Canada, and if they succeed, they could be joined by many others.Complete Article:
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Comment #13 posted by Jose Melendez on November 22, 2003 at 16:09:35 PT

Irrelevancy: Is it?
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Comment #12 posted by Virgil on November 22, 2003 at 15:59:27 PT

Boxer on C-Span2
Senator Boxer from California is now speaking on the terrible legislation before the Senate whose main purpose is to enrich the pill companies and rot the structure of Medicare. She is talking about a $14 billion slush fund to give to the most profitable industry in America. She means the pill people. She talks of front page of Washington Post and their coverage of the selling of America. She is talking about how contributers to Bush's campaign will benefit. They are winning the lottery, talking about 8 contributors that benefit by the Energy Bill and the Pill Bill. Earlier she said the huge deficits are an abomination. Follow the money she says. Dress it up and talk about how great it is but follow the money. Her calls are 100 yes's there are a 1000 no's. Seniors are smart. The seniors are finding out the AARP are making money on insurance commission.Slush fund of $14 is called stabilization fund.What kind of country is it when we have to pay private companies to do business. She is still talking.
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Comment #11 posted by FoM on November 22, 2003 at 15:23:36 PT

Off Topic
Today we know is 40 years since the Assassination of President Kennedy. I though others might want to read this special from MSNBC.
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Comment #10 posted by charmed quark on November 22, 2003 at 13:15:17 PT

It seems more dangerous now than the 60's
It seems like the drug war is continuing to ramp up more and more. In the early 70's it wasn't much. Most of the time they'd take you pot and give you a fine. Over the years it has gotten worst and worst as politicians try to show they are "tough on drugs". Now they use storm trooper tactics on High Schoolers. No knock raids. Forfeitures. Very scary.-Pete
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Comment #9 posted by FoM on November 22, 2003 at 11:56:07 PT

What a good idea. There is strength in numbers. It's hard to slip up all the organizations. 
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Comment #8 posted by Virgil on November 22, 2003 at 11:55:34 PT

Something is amiss
The Huns used to get together on their horses and move through a forest scaring everything in their path to a bloodbath about the way animals still flee when confronted with fire. It is impossible to neglect things like that when all the other animals are saying it is time to reduce everything to survival. We have seen a bloated 1200 page energy bill pass the House and get 57 votes in the Senate this week. We are told that the overtime of 8 million workers is to be reworked to modernize the rules so they can have flexibility. Now we have a raid on the treasury by the pill companies wanting to be railroaded through before Thanksgiving when the provisions will not even start until 2006. There is something bad amiss and people are working on the puzzle with about half realizing that America's future and ideals are burning. Even the unknowing hear the voices of those that say we have to think of survival of the democracy itself.The issue of the AARP endorsing such a terrible piece of legislation is being heard by people that have been crapped on and think they got a new hat. I will never join the AARP and others are searching for an alternative group. It is the group represented at this website- - that presents this figure in this sentence- Sixty-four percent of seniors oppose the bill because it would increase payments to keep their choice of doctors and hospitals or be forced to switch to an HMO, does nothing to bring down the cost of drugs and leaves seniors with thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. The issue of health care and the rape of the treasury by the tenacled is on full boil. Now even the sheep question their turd hats and know something is amiss.
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Comment #7 posted by OverwhelmSam on November 22, 2003 at 11:47:35 PT:

Forming Investigative Task Forces
escapegoat, that was an excellent article. To think Goldman handed a drug reform pamphlet to the principal personally.This bring up another issue, having people from the various drug reform organiztions like NORML, MPP, SSDP, and others ready to travel to the communities of drug war abuses to form task forces to talk to parents, teachers, students, and those involved in the drug raid or abuse.Such a task force can find out the facts for the puropse of filing formal complaints and/or law suits. At the same time they can hand out pamphlets to educate the community on drug reform.Once enough people start to realize that the drug war itself is more dangerous than the actual use of drugs, hopefully everyone can come together to reform the marijuana laws.
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on November 22, 2003 at 11:36:30 PT

The day Kennedy was shot is forever in my mind. What a tragedy. Something died beside him that day. We were never the same.
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Comment #5 posted by MikeEEEEE on November 22, 2003 at 11:31:53 PT

Foriegn policy doesn't seem any better
N.Korea Berates Rumsfeld as Worse Than Hitler they're looking for more power:Patriot Act Expansion Moves Through CongressThe measure would extend the FBI's power to seize records from banks and credit unions to securities dealers, currency exchanges, travel agencies, car dealers, post offices, casinos, pawnbrokers and any other business that, according to the government, has a "high degree of usefulness in criminal, tax or regulatory matters." Such seizures could be carried out with the approval of the judicial branch of government. that before WWII, Hitler took power a little at a time, until it was too late.
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Comment #4 posted by Kegan on November 22, 2003 at 11:15:11 PT

Nazi Amerika
Congratulations. 40 years to the week after Kennedy was shot, and you have rowdy cops sticking guns in black faces at a high school.God Bless Amerika!!
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on November 22, 2003 at 10:59:11 PT

A Comment
This whole school raid has me really stepping back and going whoa! I believe this is a very dangerous situation. Please folks be careful. Watch your back.
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Comment #2 posted by E_Johnson on November 22, 2003 at 10:50:15 PT

It's very reminiscent of the Kennedy years
Dan Goldman's story is very much like what happened to the young Dan Goldmans of the Kennedy era -- the Freedom Riders -- the young idealistic white college kids from the Bronx and other areas in the East -- who boarded buses to the South to help with the Civil Rights movement.You heard exactly these kinds of stories of being harassed and theatened by the local police and told not to do things they had a legal right to do. Because they're aiding and abetting the uppity you know whats.Sending in the FBI to investigate is also just like the old days.It's just like Jim Crow, marijuana is the substitute for Jim Crow.We shall overcome some day.At least we know that the prohibitionists aren't going to lynch people or plant bombs in churches this time.But Goldman better watch himself. He's safer than the Freedom Riders were but he still shouldn't count himself as being safe completely.
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Comment #1 posted by escapegoat on November 22, 2003 at 10:33:06 PT

This is our Kent State
Wow, the FBI? I'm impressed...even if it's a whitewash (as I suspect it will be) the paramilitary gangsters really lost big with this one.Oh, in other news...
Dan Goldman of SSDP searched by McCrackin!
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